Asia Society Texas Center

Sangram Majumdar

Saturday, Apr. 22, 2017 – Sunday, Sep. 10, 2017


“As an immigrant I see myself as a cultural hybrid, finding equal inspiration in the prosaic and the theatrical. My paintings are as much a way for me to stay grounded in the everyday as they are to dream and wander. When I first traveled to Rome I was struck how much I was reminded of Calcutta. It is also probably why I have always felt comfortable in the streets of New York. Thus my studio practice revolves around discovering parallels in a wide array of visual spaces, including medieval Italian paintings, Indian miniatures, early video game floor plans, and my own natural environment. And in the paintings, I embrace this fractured and sometimes opposing logic that are outcomes of crossbreeding these traditional genres of still life, landscape and the figure.” ― Sangram Majumdar

About the Exhibition

Asia Society Texas Center is pleased to present the first-ever exhibition in Texas of the work of contemporary artist Sangram Majumdar. He emphasizes shared points of connection between seemingly disparate cultures, and his paintings act as palimpsests, layered with a range of historical references that are lost and recovered as the images unfold. His work refers to the cyclical nature of history and the catalytic connections between major cultural centers in Asia and the west.

Born in Kolkata, India, Majumdar has an MFA from Indiana University and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. He is a full-time Professor of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.


  • Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Closed Mondays and major holidays
  • Free Hours: Admission to the building and Grand Hall exhibition is free. Admission to the Sarofim Gallery is free for Asia Society members; $5 for nonmembers.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking in Asia Society Texas Center's lot is $5 for 1-24 hours. Entrances on Caroline and Austin. Limited free and paid street parking also available.

Special Offers / Dining

An India-Inspired Café
Enjoy breakfast and lunch at Pondi! Pondicheri’s little sister is open for extended lunch hours Tuesday through Sunday with a vibrant and innovative menu featuring everything from butter chicken to saffron shrimp salad and roti wraps.
Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm


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